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Welcome to Kvinesdal

Visit Kvinesdal and experience world class fishing, mountains, fjords, festivals and the famous Utsikten hotel with panaromic views over the region. Kvinesdal is located on the southern coast of Norway, which is a little under a two hour drive from Kristiansand. The town centre is in a valley surrounded by mountains and a river leading to a fjord.

 

Bøkkerbua Wooden barrel construction Feda southern Norway
Bøkkerbua wooden barrel construction
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Family hiking tours in Kvinesdal Norway
Family hiking in Kvinesdal
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View from The Bølgen & Moi Hotel Utsikten
The view over the valley
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Knaben mining town southern Norway
The old mining town of Knaben
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Radiator City?

You could compare Kvinesdal to Radiator City from the Disney movie Cars. There used to be a main road that went through the town, but a highway was built which by-passed it. The difference in Kvinesdal is that the local people celebrated the new highway and now work together to make Kvinesdal a great place to visit. So, if you visit one attraction in Kvinesdal, you will also receive information on other great attractions and activities in the region.

Getting here and around

Car: To get to Kvinesdal from Stavanger, use the E39 and Rv42 which takes 2.5 hours. From Kristiansand or Oslo, use the E39 highway. From Oslo the journey is 5.5 hours, from Kristiansand 2 hours.

Bus: The Lavprisekspressen bus will take you from Stavanger to Feda in Kvinesdal as well as Oslo or Kristiansand to Feda. The centre of Kvinesdal is a short taxi ride from that location.

Train: There are no trains to Kvinesdal but the train from Stavanger to and from Kristiansand stops at Moi and Sirdal which are about an hour's drive away from Kvinesdal.

Air: There are international airports at Stavanger and Kristiansand and both have car hire services. There are two Norwegian Airlines that operate international flights from these airports including Widerøe and SAS.

Family hiking tours in Kvinesdal Norway
Activities and attractions
Activities and attractions
Bøkkerbua Traditional Wooden Barrel Making
Around 1810 the rich herring fishing began in the southwest country. The demand for barrels used for salting and preserving the fish resulted in… more
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Rafoss waterfall Kvinesdal
Rafossen is a waterfall located seven kilometres from Kvinesdal town centre. It is a powerful waterfall with a 42 metre drop. From Kvinesdal, drive… more
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Fossdal Gård Farm
The Fossdal Farm has four cosy log cabins for hire with stunning river and mountain views. There is a superb swimming area and guaranteed successful… more
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Salmon fishing Kvina
The river that runs through Kvinesdal town centre contains a growing population of salmon and sea trout. Fishing is permitted between 1st June and… more
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American Emigration Museum
The American Emigrant Museum is a short walk from the centre of Kvinesdal. Located about 50 metres from the main traffic lights into the city, you… more
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Emigration Monument
It has been 175 years since the official emigration from Norway to the United States started. The leader of the Committee on Emigrant in… more
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Fjotland Bygdemuseum
The fjotland Bygdemuseum is located near Fjotlandsvannet in Kvinesdal. The museum has a great collection of old tools and domestic utensils. The… more
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Utsikten Golfpark
Kvinesdal golf club was voted “Best golf course in Norway” in 2007, and it’s not difficult to see why. With both a 9 and 18 holes championship… more
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Utsikten Arts Centre
Utsikten Kunstsenter (Utsikten Art Centre) is located a five minute drive from the town centre of Liknes, on a mountain top overlooking a fjord. Hence… more
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Torvløbakkan Gård
Traditional Norwegian food made from recipes collected from farms in Kvinesdal and other areas of Norway. All products are fresh and come from local… more
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Knaben Mining Museum & Mine Tour
The Knaben Gruvemuseum "Mining Museum" is housed in the old administration building at Knaben which is located in the far north of Kvinesdal. It… more
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View from The Bølgen & Moi Hotel Utsikten
Accommodation
Accommodation
Bølgen & Moi Hotel Utsikten
Utsikten Hotel was opened in 2008. The hotel offers luxury in a scenery of natural serenity and breathtaking views. The hotel is approximately two… more
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Solli Jaktgaard Hunting Farm and accommodation
Come and experience an amazing farm surrounded by forests, waterfalls and the mountains. Here you can stay in up to 5 rooms with a total of 15 beds.… more
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Knaben Apartments
The old mining town of Knaben is situated furthest north in Kvinesdal, bordering the high plains. Knaben Apartments have five modern apartments and… more
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Knaben Chapel Apartment
Knaben Chapel is located in the centre of the historic mining town of Knaben. It was built in 1936 and an apartment was built upstairs. The apartment… more
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Fossdal Gård Farm
The Fossdal Farm has four cosy log cabins for hire with stunning river and mountain views. There is a superb swimming area and guaranteed successful… more
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Knaben old mining town Kvinesdal southern Norway
Visit Knaben
Visit Knaben
Knaben Mining Museum & Mine Tour
The Knaben Gruvemuseum "Mining Museum" is housed in the old administration building at Knaben which is located in the far north of Kvinesdal. It… more
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Knaben Apartments
The old mining town of Knaben is situated furthest north in Kvinesdal, bordering the high plains. Knaben Apartments have five modern apartments and… more
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Knaben Ski hill & Cafè
Knaben is ideally located for winter sport and the area offers a long ski season. Good opportunities for cross-country and downhill skiing. Knaben Ski… more
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Knaben Landhandel AS
The local grocery shop is not like a regular supermarked with unlimited amounts of products. Instead it is charming and offers an ambience found few… more
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Knaben Chapel Apartment
Knaben Chapel is located in the centre of the historic mining town of Knaben. It was built in 1936 and an apartment was built upstairs. The apartment… more
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Knaben Gård Apartment
Apartment for rent on the second floor of the garage at the Knaben Farmstead. The apartment is modern and has four bedrooms with a total of 9 beds.… more
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Hiking Knebeknuten Kvinesdal southern Norway
Hiking opportunities
Hiking opportunities
Hiking in Sandsheia
6-14 km, 1-4 hours For map and description (in Norwegian):  http://www.godtur.no/godtur/nyartikkel/dbarticle_preview.aspx?id=4750 Dyreknuden (291 m.)… more
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Falkefjellstøl
14 km, ca. 4 hours More information: Map and description (in Norwegian): godtur.no The walk is marked with red paint on trees and rocks . It starts… more
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The children's hiking trail
Only a little over a 100 years ago the children's hiking trail was a place where many poor families from the inner Vest-Agder were forced to send… more
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Varden Hamreheia hiking
Distance: 4 km Time:  1.2 hours On the top of Hamreheia in Varden is a popular hiking destination. In 1990, there was a mailbox installed there so… more
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Hiking in Rørvikheia
Distance: 2 km (return) Time: 0.5-1 hours This hiking tour is a round trip with great viewpoints along the way. From 1907 to today, this area was… more
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Nonskarknuden hiking trail
The Nonskarknuden or Norskeknuden as it is also known, is a hiking trail in Kvinesdal with amazing panoramic views from the top. You can drive a car… more
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